Mikel González-Eguino Research Professor

Main Research Field:
Climate Change Economics, Environmental and Energy Economics, Integrated Assessment

Personal web page http://www.bc3research.org/en/mikel_gonzalez.html
Email address mikel.gonzalez@bc3research.org
Orcid 0000-0002-0033-9202
Wok M-6057-2013
Google Scholar Af7-js4AAAAJ

Welcome to my personal web page:

I am a researcher and a university lecturer interested in creating and spreading knowledge in the field of climate change, environmental, energy and public economics. My aim is to pursue high standards in all my professional activities and to try to respond to relevant social issues.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work at BC3.

April 15, 2017

Interview of Mikel González-Eguino in “Más que palabras (Radio Euskadi)” radio programme “Se puede avanzar hacia una economía baja en Carbono”

Interview gave by the Bc3 researcher, Mikel González-Eguino, in "Más que palabras (Radio Euskadi)" radio programme "Se puede avanzar hacia una economía baja en Carbono" Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino es profesor de investigación en Economía del Cambio Climático, Economía Ambiental y de la Energía y Evaluación Integrada del Centro Vasco para el Cambio Climático.
January 26, 2017

New Coal-Fired Plants Jeopardise Paris Agreement

Global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak soon and be reduced practically to zero in the second half of this century in order to not exceed the climate targets adopted in the Paris Agreement. However, there are currently numerous coal-fired power stations around the world at different stages of construction and planning that could be completed in the next decade. If all these plants are actually built, their expected future emissions will make it very difficult to reach these targets, even in an optimistic scenario with the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. Policy makers around the world need to react quickly and help to redirect investment plans for new coal-fired power stations towards low-carbon technologies
January 19, 2017

Press Release (2017-01-19)

"Ice-free summers in Arctic Ocean could thwart Paris Agreement objectives". A new study shows the current trend of melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean could put at risk the objectives of the Paris Agreement to address climate change. The study’s authors conclude that, due to the future increase in the sea ice-albedo feedback, global carbon dioxide emission levels would need to reach zero 5 to 15 years earlier than expected to meet targets set by the agreement, substantially increasing mitigation costs. They also show the target of limiting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius set by the Paris Agreement would be unachievable without negative carbon emissions.
January 18, 2017

Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean

The rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic is one of the most striking manifestations of climate change. As sea ice melts, more open water is exposed to solar radiation, absorbing heat and generating a sea-ice–albedo feedback that reinforces Arctic warming. Recent studies stress the significance of this feedback mechanism and suggest that ice-free summer conditions in the Arctic Ocean may occur faster than previously expected, even under low-emissions pathways.

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